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of your top stories are coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're glad you're with us this morning as we take a look down at wisconsin avenue at 5:00 on this tuesday morning. good morning and thank you for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm he sarah simmons in for gurvir this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it will still be a little warm out there for the first day of school. not bad though t will be good for the kids not to have to go back to school in the rain there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. sate
. montgomery county police are searching for an armed gunman and they are using everything, from police cars to helicopters. a woman who lived at the avalon apartments tells news 4 that at 7:20, a woman ran door to door screaming for help saying someone was trying to shoot her. soon after, police surrounded the avalon apartment. montgomery county police say she know who their suspect is. the search to get him in custody led to partially closing the streets. police have also closed nearby exits, 270. people who live inside the af r avalon have been told to stay on the inside. those outside are not being allowed back in. >> they keep saying there may be a gentlemen with a gun squr omee in one of the garages or buildings. i have to go to work. >> reporter: that garage is the center of the investigation which is still ongoing. we are told forensics will be coming out an trying to figure out what happened with possible gunshots fired. in the meantime, the search for the suspect is continuing. they have just released the apartment complex just now allowing folks to come back into the apartment co
. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons for for gurvir dhindsa. >> we do start with a traffic alert. they call it terrible traffic tuesday according to aaa mid- atlantic. can you thank a combination of back to school and back from vacation traffic. aaa says the d.c. metro area has the second worst grid lock in the nation and it doesn't help that half of the the three million commuters drive to work alone. can you expect busier than normal roads today as students in northern virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things lo
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
of us. a little hot for this time of the year. average high is 83. we will push 90. yesterday 87 and there's not much in the way of moisture or cloudiness to help to dim the sunshine. show you what is going on. we had showers to the north. nothing coming our way. in fact they are in to northern new york and northern new england and around here a clear sky this morning. it is milder than yesterday morning when we had some 40s out there. right now 60s to 71 at pax river at the naval air station. 57 cumberland. that's the cool spot. winchester 63. locally manassas and sterling and leesburg 64. so is rockville and 61 columbia and laurel. 62 for our friends in crofton. arlington 68 and here in washington we sit at 70 at reagan national. 73 by 9:00. 84 by noon and 88 at five with the high around 90 degrees. the front comes through tomorrow bringing us changes by thursday and friday. i will have that at 5:15. right now it is 5:01 and here's angie. >>> rise and shine. welcome to the 5:00 hour. right now it is all good outside. move it to 66. taking you live eastbound so far moving at spe
find more democrats to come out. when you look at our poll, the folks that tell us they're not likely to vote, they actually approve of the president's job with 75% approval rating. these are minorities and young voters. they have no interest in this election, if they get interested, they could close that gap. >> how do you get them interested? >> look, that's what the president's trying to do. here's what's odd. turnout goes up, people get enthusiastic about voting when they're unhappy. this small slice of voters, it's only 10% of the electorate, they're happy with the president, they're happy with democrats so they don't see a reason to get off their keisters and go out and vote right now. maybe that will change, but i'll be honest, our pollsters tell us it's very unlikely. >> let's take a look at who voters want to control congress. and the poll shows there's a tie, 43% of all responders would like to see democrats hold congress, 43% would like to see republicans gain control of congress. but when you boil that down to likely voters, the republicans have a 9 point advantage. >> let
to keep us safe. >> it's insensitive to other people's religions. on the other hand, you know, only in america. you get first amendment rights. >> the florida pastor says he is within his right to burn the choran, despite these warnings, he since received several death threats. >>> religious leaders here in washington are keeping a close eye on the story and they don't like what they see. as alex reports, they are calling for an end to antimuslim bigotry. >> either because politically or religiously, they simply do not like muslims. >> the message, hatred against muslims will not be tolerated. >> religious leaders cannot stand by in silence. >> top christian, jewish, and islamic are standing by. it's his way to protest the 9/11 attacks and the plan to build a mosque near ground zero. >> we will not be controlled by their fear. we will not be dominated by them. >> this is not the real america and it never has been and it never should be. >> the majority of muslims are law-abiding, are ethical, good people. >> the threat to hurt muslims resinate with many muslims. people who
gridlock in three months expected, the day after labor when everything comes to haunt us. >> the traffic nightmare will only get worse with many construction projects during again. 295 and across the 11th street bridge across the anacostia river, lanes will be closing beginning this week and lasting months. >> you have to leave early and be patient. what what is going on around us. >> builds some extra time into your commute. most of the construction projects take place overnight. you will not really deal with that. something you probably will deal with its new traffic patterns and street closings. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with m
. high pressure over the region giving us plenty of sunshine today and a southerly breeze should warm us into the upper 80s by mid afternoon. not very humid. tomorrow, partly cloudy, midday clouds might produce a passing shower and blustery afternoon wind and cooler weather thursday and friday as the sun returns. ashley, how's the tuesday traffic now? >> i come bearing good news out of virginia. the beltway is wide open heading up towards 50 and 66. along 95, you do have company as you make your way leaving the prince william parkway towards route 1 seems to be the worse of it. this is the pace and the headlights may throw you off, they are at the posted speed limit there's a lot of drivers there. 270 southbound is starting to stack up, not terrible but definitely slow from 109 to the truck scales and after that, no problems. around the beltway, we are rolling problem free right now at the posted speed limit. no big problems there, you are flying, of course at the speed limit. craig and eun, back to you. >> ashley, thank you. be prepared for pay messy commute as nearly everyone heads bac
a month. >> you have to leave early enough and be patient and watch what is going on around us. >> some of the construction projects mean new traffic patterns, which might mean closings this morning. you might want to build extra time into your commute. courtney robinson reporting for abc 7 news. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that are closed labor day weekend are open again. the five were shut down on friday. crews perform safety of grades. the stations will reopen this morning in time for the rush hour. >>> our other top story this morning, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county and others back in session this morning. this year, classrooms are hoping the effects of big budget cuts -- are coping with. >> doing more with less in northern virginia because a moment is higher and funding is down across the board compared with the last couple years. in fairfax county, 175 dozen students will flood the school system today. if that is 3200 more students than last year. a reason for the enrollment increas
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
an institution in limbo. i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> you are watching abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. with leon harris, leggmason singh, chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. on your side. >> heartbreak for a family well known in their loudoun county town. rex three family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride home -- >> 3 family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride all from the country. >> today, the trip was meant to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the victims killed in the accident on route 55 on front royal. two of those killed were from a well-known small-town hardware store. it is a fixture in the future is now uncertain. >> there is no one in the area that does not know the heart restore, but today the notoriety is based on tragedy. >> sunday, the owners of the hardware store were killed in a car accident as they were driving home from apple picking. >> they will be missed. >> there were seven pe
't feel that warm. this morning some showers spilled in to last night. but nothing near us. we need some rain. nothing is coming here today. there's a front coming tomorrow but rain chances with that are fairly slim. temperatures have fallen to the 50s in a few spots in the mountains but a warmer looking map than it was 24 hours ago. locally 63 sterling and reston. fairfax is 71. columbia and laurel 62. crofton and andrews air force base 83 and springfield and brandywine are 88 along with arlington. manassas 64 and dc 69. 70 reagan national. going to 84 by noon and 88 at 5:00. topping off at 90 with south winds ten miles an hour. front tomorrow, we have a cool down and a chance of rain in the seven-day forecast. i will let you know when that will happen with when i see you in a few minutes. right now time for traffic. >>> hope you are off to a terrific tuesday. we begin in maryland and looks like everyone is doing fine. nice quiet commute out of frederick past 121 to the split. our next stop moves us to virginia. 66 eastbound. everyone is fine this way. moving at speed. moving to the map
and back to school. we noted that means, a long ride. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i am alison starling. >> i am natasha barrett. first, adam caskey with the forecast. >> a pleasant morning, a little warmer than yesterday. we live in the belfort furniture weather center at 4:30 on this welcome back to work and school. 63 degrees in woodbridge, 65 in rockville and temple hill, 66 in vienna. the dew points are in the '60s. pretty comfortable in terms of humidity levels. temperatures are warmer than yesterday. in the district, 70, mostly sunny today, a few scattered clouds. high temperature near 90 with allied southwest wind. welcome back, lisa baden. >>> thank you. there was no overnight construction because of the long holiday. map and describe things rolling nicely. out of southern maryland, about -- 228 anhd to 28, s21 210 looks nice. traffic moving nicely. looks good on 66 and 95. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the end of the holiday weekend, back-to-school means more buses and cars on the nodes. >> expect the worst, according to aaa. courtney rob
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